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ULSTEIN FX101 ECOFIVE trawler Bluewild Westcon Ulstein Design and Solutions
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'Ship of the Year 2023' to ECOFIVE trawler

On 6 June 2023, Bluewild, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and Westcon were awarded 'Ship of the Year 2023' for the factory trawler ECOFIVE. The jury states that the ship solution offers ground-breaking technology with several innovations for a greener fishing fleet.

Ulstein designed FFIV for Cyan Renewables 1
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Cyan Renewables selects ULSTEIN FFIV design

Singapore-headquartered Cyan Renewables has contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions BV as the designer of a series of new floating foundation installation vessels (FFIV) dedicated to offshore wind. With an increasing lack of heavy lift installation vessels, these new FFIVs are needed to fill the gap.

FX101 Bluewild2 Jan22 Sea SB Aft2

The ECOFIVE concept for sustainable fishing

ECOFIVE is a concept for fishing vessels where the goal is to utilise 100 per cent of the catch, minimise quality losses during handling and reduce energy consumption. Bluewild’s next factory trawler will be the first fishing vessel to use ECOFIVE with, a.o., a newly developed method for taking the catch onboard.

An Ulstein SX165 CLV

Why is the X-BOW particularly well suited for Cable laying vessels?

With an ULSTEIN X-BOW® Cable Laying Vessel, vessel motions will be reduced and, consequently, also the strain on the cable. This might allow operations in worse weather conditions than a vessel with a conventional bow. Due to the absence of whipping movements in the ship, there will be less wear and tear of the cable.

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Playful in front of the Bourbon Front photo Christian Remoy

Surfing on top of the waves

The X-BOW® is somewhat the reverse of a conventional bow, leaning backwards instead of forwards. An X-BOW vessel cleaves the waves, significantly reducing noise and vibration. She can sail faster and consume less fuel in high waves than a conventional bow would allow. And she is more comfortable for the crew.

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